Horse Trivia #10

  • More foals are born between April 15 and May 15 than at any other time.
  • Mares usually foal at night.
  • Foaling mares don’t like being watched. They will stop foaling and wait till a person leaves.
  • A mare may give birth in as little as 15 minutes, but usually no longer than an hour.
  • If a mare is still straining after an hour has passed, something is seriously wrong.
  • If you have to help pull a foal out, NEVER pull up! Always pull down, toward the mares feet.